Unconstrained by market pressures, private schools have been gouging their customers at a similar pace.
News that the securities firm where he worked after his FBI gig was “sanctioned repeatedly by regulators for gouging customers.”
Then, in an account that is bone-chilling, she says her husband pressed his fingers into her eyes, gouging them out.
With satin walnut, pine, American white-wood, gouging is not a difficult matter.
They've a notion it's all gouging and luck, and you couldn't beat that out of them if you tried.
Almost all have a slope or steep rising above them, down which the ice descended while gouging out their basins.
Biting, kicking, gouging, all were the same to this silent and powerful antagonist.
The fight was conducted in the old border style of "rough and tumble," including biting and gouging.
Johnson's left hand was gouging at my face, his fingers digging at my eyes.
She hated these sharp, gimlet, gouging sort of men that would put a screw between body and soul for money.
mid-14c., "chisel with a concave blade," from Old French gouge, from Late Latin gubia, alteration of gulbia "hollow beveled chisel," probably from Gaulish (cf. Old Irish gulban "prick, prickle," Welsh gylfin "beak").
1560s, "to cut with a gouge," from gouge (n.). Meaning "to force out with a gouge" (especially of the eyes, in fighting) attested by 1800. Meaning "swindle" is American English colloquial from 1826 (implied in plural noun gougers). Related: Gouged; gouging.
A strong curved chisel used in bone surgery.